Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Measurement, Volume 143, September 2019, Pages 93-102.

This article furthers SDGs 12 and 13 by looking at the supply chain for returnable containers (secondary packaging material such as bins, pallets, boxes or crates) as a means of reducing CO2 emissions. The authors propose a returnable containers supply chain that consists of a single vendor and multiple buyers. They study the impact of the investment of buyers on the performance of the supply chain, developing two inventory models for comparison. They show that the first case, where buyers invest, leads to optimal performance.
Elsevier,

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 116, December 2019, 109388

Nepal has been suffering from a serious energy crisis for decades. It has severely affected its economic, social and political development. This paper furthers SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by showing that renewable resources are crucial not only for mitigating the present energy crisis, but also to ultimately provide energy independence for Nepal by establishing reliable and secure sources of energy.
Elsevier,

Renewable Energy, Volume 141, October 2019, Pages 493-506

This study advances SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass utilisation for small-scale power generation in rural communities, with a focus on the Southeast Asian context. Rice and coconut residues are considered for direct combustion and gasification, and livestock manure for anaerobic digestion. The results of this study are expected to support the development of sustainable bioenergy in off-grid rural communities as well as those that aim for greater energy independence.
Elsevier,

International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 81, 2019, Pages 169-179.

This article presents a survey on an ecolabel-awarded hotel, testing a research hypothesis. It demonstrates that guests positively recognise the hotels’ environmental commitment, with a significant influence on satisfaction and loyalty. This supports SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
Elsevier,

Operations Research for Health Care, Volume 19, 2018, Pages 156-164.

Cycleways away from traffic with lower concentrations of pollutants from motorised vehicles sometimes result in longer distances and hence require longer travel times, while alternative routes sharing the road with other traffic, sometimes with buses, might result in exposure to higher pollutant concentrations. To help commuter cyclists achieve their objectives of getting to work in the shortest possible time and maximising their health benefits, this paper proposes a bi-objective route choice model, with the minimisation of travel time and pollutant dose as the two objectives. This supports SDGs 3 and 11.
Elsevier,

Human Resource Management Review, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2016, Pages 181-197.

The article furthers SDG 17 by providing a systematic review of research linking corporate social responsibility (CSR) and human resource management (HRM). It proposes a political view on CSR–HRM as the perspective most suitable to address challenges for a socially conscious HRM.
Elsevier,

Sport Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 540-552

For the purpose of this study, innovation is defined as the implementation of new or improved ways of promoting social change. The researchers draw primarily on the social innovation literature given the nature of sport for development and peace (SDP), with a clear emphasis on innovations related to social change and how these SDP entities utilize sport-based initiatives to help address broader development goals. This relates to SDGs 3, 16 and 17.
Elsevier,

Business Horizons, Volume 59, Issue 5, 2016, Pages 525-532.

This article explains why peace through commerce is a topic worthy of study and sets out an empirical approach to operationalise it. Furthering SDGs 1, 12 and 16, it demonstrates how some businesses have already begun to move towards advancing peace and details how businesses could follow suit in the future.
Elsevier,

Journal of Business Venturing, Volume 34, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 197-214.

In this paper, the authors review the existing literature on entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation with a focus on poverty in developing and emerging economies. This review covers over 200 articles and 77 journals over a 28-year period and supports SDGs 1, 8 and 10.
Elsevier,

The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 29, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 443-456.

When a subordinate is subjected to abusive supervision such as public ridicule, yelling, scapegoating, or other forms of supervisor mistreatment, a natural response for the subordinate is to directly retaliate against the abusive supervisor. Although retaliation is dysfunctional and should be discouraged, the researchers examine the potential functional role retaliation plays in terms of alleviating the negative consequences of abusive supervision on subordinate justice perceptions. This article contributes to SDGs 3 and 16.

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